Forbes Preschool Director, Amy Shine has applauded the highlighting of preschool education in the Federal election with a proposal to commit 15 hours of subsidised preschool to every three year old in Australia.
“It is music to our ears to hear politicians universally acknowledging that 90 percent of a child’s brain development occurs before the age of five, so funding quality early education is one of the smartest investments our nation can make,” said Amy.
“Forbes Preschool is firmly committed to making sure we can maximise the benefits of preschool, particularly for those at risk of educational disadvantage.”
“We make it our priority to create an inclusive and accessible facility, we consistently keep our operating costs to a minimum so we can provide substantially subsidised or free preschool services for low income or financially slighted families,” said Amy.
Through persistently seeking funding and grants, Forbes Preschool is able to offer excellent early education and complementary services for $5 or less a day. It also has a history of waiving entire term fees for families during times of drought and other financial stressors.
“It is just one way we can give back to our community who are always so generous and supportive of our preschool,” said Amy.
Forbes Preschool is recognised as an industry leader and the Federal election proposal to slash childcare fees and introduce subsidised preschool is further evidence the organisation is continuing to operate proactively rather than reactively.
“It is really significant that all children have some kind of preschool or early education.
We make it our objective to try to ensure all children living in or around Forbes have access to quality early learning, either at our preschool or one of the other quality centres in town,” added Amy.